healthdepartment​​​​​​​​
​​clinical services  Nutrition & WIC
What is WIC?

WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

WIC Provides: Healthy Food, Nutritional Information, Breastfeeding Promotion and Support

WIC Is For:

  • Pregnant Women​
  • Breastfeeding women who had had a baby in the last 12 months
  • Women who have had a baby in the last 6 months
  • Infants
  • Children up to 5 years of age

 

Am I eligible?

You must:

  • Meet WIC income guidelines. Even if you have a job, you may be eligible. If you are on Work First FamilyAssistance, Medicaid, or receive food stamps, you may already meet the income guidelines.
  • Live in New Hanover County
  • Have a health risk factor based on:
    • Height and weight measurement
    • Blood test for low iron
    • Health history
    • Diet history

Applicant must be seen at the WIC office to determine eligibility. Call for an appointment: 798-6500.  For more information visit www.nutritionnc.com​.

General Nutrition

The General Nutrition Program provides a variety of nutrition services to New Hanover County residents. 

  • Individual nutritional assessment and counseling for children and adults for a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, growth and development problems, weight management, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, food allergies, diabetes.
  • Nutritional information resource to answer questions, provide information/literature, classes/training, and referrals.
General nutrition services are provided by a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist (RD/LDN).
 
For anyone with a diagnosis of diabetes or who might be at risk for developing diabetes. The eight hour series includes a one hour individual assessment with a health department dietitian, eight hours of classroom teaching (2-4 hours sessions), and a follow up class three months later. Topics covered include an overview of diabetes, living with diabetes, nutrition principles, the importance of physical activity, medications, monitoring, management of acute problems and chronic complications. Patients are taught to develop their own goals to be able to successfully manage their disease. 
 
Call for an appointment: 910-798-6500.